Every person has a belief in something different. This is usually influenced by the experience and teachings of the beliefs held.
When visiting Thailand, tourists can not only enjoy the natural charm and explore the areas that are known to be friendly for backpackers. The reason is, there is a unique community in Thailand and is associated with a belief in luck.
If in Japan cats are believed to be animals that bring good luck and good fortune and can even bring double the luck and good fortune if feeding and caring for cats, then in Thailand, tourists will find a group of people who believe that children’s dolls can carry luck.
People who like to collect puppets of these children believe the shelter is inhabited by kind-hearted spirits so that it can bring good luck to them. For this reason, it is not surprising that dolls are called child angles, and are even treated like living babies or children.
The baby dolls were offered food, dressed, and carried everywhere by the owner. From head to toe, the dolls are truly dressed like a real human child. Their hair is cared for neatly like braided, pigtailed, or combed, their cute legs put on socks before wearing shoes — even clothes like sewers they wear.
People who believe baby dolls bring good luck, usually buy a collection of dolls in stores or via online. After they get baby dolls, the dolls are then taken to a monk to bless. Usually, the ceremony is held during a religious ceremony in a Buddhist temple.
The dolls are not only blessed but also given birth dates and shown to their new parents. Boonmee, a baby doll collector, has proved the luck and good fortune given by dolls. He said the puppets he owned had helped him win the lottery by giving him the lottery numbers to buy. The doll tells Boonmee through dreams.
With this belief, finally, many people use baby dolls as a talisman. In 2006 in Thailand, many people switched from what they had previously believed to a plastic charm and believed it would bring wealth, quoted from Dailymail, Tuesday.